The seeds of this idea were planted in December 2015, when on an impulse I went for a winter walk in Mount Auburn Cemetery guided by Clare Walker Leslie. I was struck by Leslie's words on the solace of nature. I often returned to the Mount Auburn Cemetery throughout winter 2016 for peace, comfort, and gentle exercise.
When spring approached, I wanted to explore other natural spaces independently. Since I don't own a car, that required some research. I found that the information about T-accessible hikes was scarce, scattered, or outdated. Boston Fare Hikes would rectify that. At the end of spring 2016, I submitted my capstone proposal. I spent the entire summer 2015 visiting all of the locations featured on this website, relying entirely on the MBTA!
My hope is that Boston Fare Hikes will be a useful resource for car-free Bostonians looking for some active serenity.